Kirbie's Cravings

Apple Mug Cake

photo of an Apple Mug Cake

I saw these adorable little apple bowls at Daiso in Costa Mesa and just had to buy them. The stem is actually a spoon. It’s perfect for single serving desserts.

So of course, I thought about making a mug cake. And until now I haven’t yet made an apple mug cake.

close-up photo of an apple mug cake

Since apple sauce is often used as a substitute to make a recipe healthier, this was the perfect opportunity to use apple sauce in a mug cake. I didn’t use any oil, so the cake isn’t as fluffy as some of the other ones I’ve made. It’s more like a muffin, but it’s still pretty tasty.

photo of a spoonful of apple cake
I added fresh apple chunks because the apple flavor was pretty light. The apples also make the cake more moist and breaks up the batter. I’ll try to fiddle with this some more to try to get a fluffier cake. I might have to give in and add a little bit of oil.

I can’t wait to use these bowls for other things like dessert soups.
close-up photo of a spoonful of apple cake

Apple Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Since applesauce is often used as a substitute to make a recipe healthier, this was the perfect opportunity to use applesauce in a mug cake. I didn't use any oil, so the cake isn't as fluffy as some of the other ones I've made. It's more like a muffin, but it's still pretty tasty.


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp apples diced into small cubes


  • Mix all ingredient except fresh apple chunks in an a mug with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Batter will be rather thick. Add in apple chunks and stir. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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18 comments on “Apple Mug Cake”

  1. Kirbie, these bowls are very cute. Is it Daiso exclusive or any asian(or maybe specifically a Japanese?) store will sell it? Or something similiar ? My favorite fruits are mangoes and oranges so those as bowls I’d love.

    I searched and get lots of results for bowl ;

    but nothing for apple bowl or fruit bowl.
    Thank You.

    • I’ve only seen it at Daiso. And actually only at the on in Costa Mesa, but then I haven’t really been to the others. There used to be in San Diego but it changed ownership and I know it’s not there. I’m sure there are other Japanese stores that might sell them but I haven’t seen this particular set anywhere else yet.

  2. Awwww, those bowls are so cute!

  3. Those apple bowls are so cute!

  4. Ooh what an adorable mug! It’s so Daiso-esque. Haha.

    • I have hard time stopping myself from buying tons of ridiculously cute things I don’t really need from Daiso. hehe. The one in Costa Mesa is huge!

  5. I love your mug cake recipes! I made this one and used some apple pie spice and it tasted great!

  6. Omigosh, I just made my first ever applesauce (we dont have them in my country) just for this mugcake! I will make this soon!

  7. Hi Kirbie! I just mixed up the batter and realized the microwave was not working! So I tried to think about a creative way to cook my cake without a microwave and… BAM! I fried the batter. Yep. It actually tasted good! Thanks Kirbie for the wonderful recipe!

  8. That is awesome! where did you get the cute mug? 😀

  9. I just have to say, if i can put my cake down long enough to type, this is DELICIOUS apple cake. I used almost an entire small apple and use the struessel recipe from your blueberry cake (only need 1/2 amount) and it is OMG delicious…I call it Yummy Apple Mug Cake 🙂 thanks so much for great recipe ideas.

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